There is something remarkable about setting out to build your own home and being involved in every part of the process, from selecting the design to arranging contractors and the final finishing touches. The whole process creates a lasting sense of pride and ownership in a home that will becomes such an integral part of life. This is the story of Allison and her family's Southern Greek Revival farmhouse in Arkansas.
The home's traditional exterior centers around a large covered porch held up by four white columns. Clean architectural lines and a gray metal roof add a touch of modernity to the classic structure. This pared down aesthetic continues inside where light wood floors cover the expanse of the main floor. A wide hallway provides access to the dining room and living room, as well as the kitchen further down the way. Plenty of recessed lighting, decorative fixtures and windows fill each room with light, making the home feel even larger than it is. The custom kitchen is awash in white, from the counter-to-ceiling tile installation to the Shaker-style cabinetry and coordinating white appliances. The island has been painted a soft gray to add interest and variation. Introducing another color into the room draws the eye inward, particularly toward the kitchen's central feature. These are just of few of the stunning elements of the home featured here and many more images can be seen below to inspire and excite.
A tongue and groove ceiling warmly invites guests as they enter through the glass and wood front door.
A simple glass and metal pendant illuminates the modest front entrance.
While in two separate areas, large openings allow a clear view from the dining room to living room and vice versa.
The living room fireplace has been accented by a red brick surround and contrasting white mantel for that rustic country appeal.
The kitchen island's marble countertop softly reflects light from a pair of delicate globe pendants.
The kitchen cabinetry features a combination of horizontal and vertical cupboards that provide multiple storage options for culinary supplies.
The master bath features a penny tile floor installation and a freestanding soaker tub.
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